I. Prewriting Topic: position statement



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¨LANGUAGE ARTS Name_____________________________________

PERSUASIVE ESSAY PAPER FRAME Period____________________________________

Ms. Carrington 10 points Date______________________________________
Persuasive Essay Paper Frame

I. Prewriting

Topic: ____________________________________________________________________________

POSITION STATEMENT: Write the big idea you want to prove

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Write three (3) brief REASONS to support position statement
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II. Essay Outline

Introduction


Hook (famous quotation, startling statistic, anecdote, or other attention-getter): _____________________________________________________________________________

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Link (brief background information about your topic)

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THESIS (combine the POSITION STATEMENT + Three REASONS from the Prewriting section) ____________________________________________________________________________________

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First body paragraph (1st point to support your THESIS)
Topic sentence__________________________________________________________________

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Sentences that support the topic of this paragraph (Use examples/quotes/expert opinions/facts. Comment on these.)

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Clincher/summarizing sentence that helps this paragraph support your Thesis

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Second body paragraph (2nd point to support your THESIS)
Transition and topic sentence combined _____________________________________________________________________________

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Sentences that support the topic of this paragraph (Use examples/quotes/expert opinions/facts. Comment on these.)

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Clincher/summarizing sentence that helps this paragraph support your Thesis

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Third body paragraph (3rd point to support your THESIS)
Transition and topic sentence combined _____________________________________________________________________________

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Sentences that support the topic of this paragraph (Use examples/quotes/expert opinions/facts. Comment on these.)

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Clincher/summarizing sentence that helps this paragraph support your Thesis

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Fourth body paragraph (Counter Argument)


Transition and topic sentence combined. Transition should signal that this is counter-argument paragraph __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sentences that explain the main issues of the opposing point of view (Use examples/quotes/expert opinions/facts. Comment on these.)


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Fifth body paragraph (Rebuttal)


Transition and topic sentence combined. Transition should signal that this is rebuttal paragraph __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sentences refuting (proving wrong) the counter-argument (Okay to use just commentary with no new quotations/citations)

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Clincher/summarizing sentence that helps this paragraph support your thesis

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Conclusion paragraph: (no new information- simply review your points)
Transition into the conclusion by restating Thesis in a new way: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Summarize each of your three body paragraphs (not the counter-argument or rebuttal):

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Final "clincher" sentence that leaves the reader satisfied with your argument and wanting to TAKE ACTION: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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